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Class size goes up, Teachers paid more?

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Just read What Can We Learn about the U.S. Education System from International Comparisons? An Analysis of PISA and TIMSS Scores and their Implications for the U.S.

 showing more data that class size has no relationship to student achievement.  The Heyneman-Loxley effect is still intact.  Teacher quality has a statistically significant relationship to student achievement. The point of this article, interestingly, is that we can increase teacher salaries and help ensure quality teachers in classrooms if we increase class size.  As a former classroom teacher, more students means more papers to grade, more lessons to personalize, and more parents to communicate with.  But, if I was paid more for the larger workload, I would be onboard.  The problem as I see it not only in the U.S. but in developing countries too, is that class sizes go up but teachers are paid the same amount.  That is when teachers become disgruntled, as would anyone if their hours increased but their pay remained the same.  


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4 the World identifies and collaborates with communities across the globe to empower them to identify and solve the most pressing needs of their communities within the areas of health and education. By partnering with the communities in these areas, we provide critical support and capacity-building initiatives to ensure these communities are capable of continuing to grow and thrive in the future.

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